I also want to point out a major biblical error Alison made explaining that crazy story in the book of Judges 19:22-30. (Easy numbers to remember for the silent film fan!)
That is the story where this out-of-town Levite and his girlfriend are visiting this old guy, when a bunch of Benjamites surround the house, and demand to fuck the Levite. The wussy old guy and the Levite bravely offer both the old guy's virgin daughter and the Levite's girlfriend to the mob, so the Levite avoids getting fucked. The mob then spends the night raping and beating up the girlfriend, while the Levite spends a refreshing night in bed. At dawn the mob finally lets her go, and she staggers back to the house, passing out at the front door.
Some time later, the Levite drags his sorry butt out of bed, finds the girlfriend, and says to get up because it's time to go. She doesn't respond, so he plops her on a mule and takes her home.
Now, this is were Alleee gets it wrong. She says this point, the girl is dead. Actually, the Bible does not say that. I looked it up in several translations, and not one of them says she is dead -- only that she didn't answer the Levite shortly after passing out following being raped and beaten up all night. I think it is more logical -- if that can be used in
connection with the Bible -- that the girl is simply out cold.
Then, after going home, the girl is still alive while the Levite is chopping her into the twelve sections, ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Considering how the Levite has treated his girlfriend in the story, I find this ending completely believable.
So you guys watch it about smoothing over these colorful Bible stories.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Email from a listener
I got this email from our listener, David Pearson: